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What is accomplished by standing dumbbell lat raises that isn’t accomplished by starting Arnold presses?

What is accomplished by standing dumbbell lat raises that isn’t accomplished by starting Arnold presses? Targeted hypertrophy Some times when you're doing an exercise that targets multiple muscles, ...
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Getting dumbbells on knees for the dumbbell benchpress

If you're picking them up from the floor, simply lift them up as you would for a deadlift. To get them on your knees, the way I do it is to bend at the hip slightly, like a bent over row, so the end ...
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What will happen when i used 2.5 kg heavier dumbbell on my right side during bench press?

No, lifting a 2.5kg heavier dumbbell on one side during a single set will not make any difference in your life or appearance, unless you somehow hurt yourself in the process. If you repeatedly lift ...
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Bending elbows 90 degrees for DB lat raises

It would not have any affect on which muscles get biased. Assuming the angle of your upper arms stay the same, then the moment arm is the same which means the same force is applied to the same area. ...
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Problems while doing dumbbell curl

It is not uncommon for one arm to be weaker than the other, even if they are both considered "strong". The reason for your right arm getting stuck in the middle of the curl could be due to a ...
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Converting dumbbell weights to barbell weights

It varies based on numerous factors. Use RPE instead. Dumbbell and barbell variations of the same movements are different movements. Depending on your experience and level of skill with each, you will ...
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What will happen when i used 2.5 kg heavier dumbbell on my right side during bench press?

Short answer, no. One slightly imbalanced set is not going to have any measurable affect. Provided you coninue onwards using balanced weight, dumbells are great for keeping symmetrical strength gains ...
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Chest supported row with big dumbbells

Only thing I could suggest is to alter hand position slightly like this so the dumbells are more parallel. The forearm rotation will change to biceps activation slightly but provided you keep the ...
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Shoulder press machine vs dumbells

The biggest thing about exercise selection is preference. If you enjoy doing DB shoulder press, you feel soreness, and get a pump, there is no reason to stop them if you are responding well. There are ...
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Breathing technique when doing the across bench dumbbell pull over to minimize injury and maximize hypertrophy

The same thing at the discussion states. Tighter core inhaled, more spine flexion, exhale. You will be bracing more by doing it across the bench instead of flat on it, therefore requiring more ...
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Chest press vs flys

I hope I'm getting the main point of your question. The chest press and fly exercises primarily target the pectoralis major muscle of the chest, but they do so in different ways due to their different ...
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Are dumbbell exercises counted in weight per side or total?

Conventionally I mostly hear people say "16kg dumbells" as plural to denote that there is more than one. Though there is no standard. It could be different in different regions of the world. ...
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